Signed book: Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. First edition. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1958. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.25, 220 pages. Signed on the front pastedown in fountain pen, "Best Wishes, Martin L. King, Jr." Autographic condition: very good to fine, with light staining to the perimeter of the page. Book condition: VG/None, with rubbing to spine ends and bumped corners. Published in 1958, King's first book, Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, chronicles the planning, events, and aftermath of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolent resistance, the year-long Montgomery bus boycott. A comprehensive and insightful account, the book traces the journey of a community and highlighted King's transformative devotion to equality and non-violence. An outstanding signed volume from the Civil Rights icon.
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